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Amanda Ko
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Attended University Of California Berkeley
Lived in Hercules, CA
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Best writing tip I've heard: "Have regrets. They are fuel. On the page they flare into desire."
Get an accountant, abstain from sex and similes, cut, rewrite, then cut and rewrite again – if all else fails, pray. Inspire by Elmore Leonard's 10 Rules of Writing, we asked authors for their person...

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Nice tip on how to muster up motivation for hobbies after an exhausting day at work. I always think to myself, "I'm going to write that book someday!" but sometimes it's hard for me to even find energy to make dinner beyond a PB&J. But that novel isn't going to write itself...
It ain't easy to work on something you're into when you're exhausted from your real work. Getting started is everything.
Nothing's better than sinking your teeth into a satisfying after-hours side project—or what I guess most people may just call a hobby. But after 10 hours at work, it's not always easy to muster the en...
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I drew in my sketchbook for the first time in a year or so! I also started working on a 1000 piece puzzle. These are both enjoyable things that I used to do way more frequently. You work on that great novel and I'll work on that great masterpiece! =)

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Our Chinese New Year traditional dinner!
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why not happy?

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The intro of this review sums it up so well! "A ridiculously over-the-top outdoor wedding deep in the woods, a headboard-banging tropical honeymoon for Bella and Edward, and then a bloody disgusting birth. How could it possibly miss?"

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new fairy tale from Pixar!
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Check out the image below, in which Merida — who brings chaos to her kingdom when she defies a sacred custom and must make things right — comes across a Wisp. While it’s hard to take your eyes off of the beautiful blue orb that has Merida transfixed, take note of the stones around the princess. Brave‘s producer Katherine Sarafian explained to EW regarding the stones, which can be seen on the poster, “Those stones are actually a pretty important set in the film. We can’t say what happens there, but they were inspired by an actual location in Scotland that we visited multiple times during our research. It was a very powerful setting for the kind of things we want to have happen in the story.”
Back in March we got our first look at Brave, Pixar’s upcoming fairy tale set in the sweeping, mystical Scottish Highlands. Today, new photos were...

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First tennis of the season!
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haha yes! i can't believe we live so close to each other, yet never see each other. i'm surprised we haven't run into each other at starbucks or subway!

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This one is for you +Kelvin Ko
If you're part of the #Linsanity trend, you're not alone. New York Knicks point guard Jeremy Lin's star is rising faster than ever as searches for him peaked higher than other sports greats David Beckham, Kobe Bryant, Tom Brady and Tiger Woods in the past 30 days:

Searches for [jeremy lin nba] have increased 1,850% in the past 30 days, and the top three rising searches related to [nba] are about Jeremy Lin:

Talk about a #Linning streak!

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A few Googlers created this holiday search tips rap video to help Santa with his big flight this year. Lyrics by +Matt Kane and music by +Ranidu lankage. Read more on our Inside Search blog ( and enjoy the music video below.
Search tips: To help St. Nick with his big flight this year, a few Googlers created this holiday search tips rap video. Song written and ...

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+Kelvin Ko you should follow them and add more random facts to your knowledge repertoire. :)
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The Eagle has landed. We're now on Google+. Tell all your circles!
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i feel like my grandma for eating ginger candy on the shuttle, but it works in staving off motion sickness which has been terrible lately! thanks +Deanna Yick for the tip :)
Two goldfish are in a tank. One says to the other, "do you know how to drive this thing?"
I'm a middle child, which means I like positive affirmation. It also means I cry too much according to my family, but I like to think of it as being sensitive and empathetic. 

I used to work in tech PR and while I know about things like search algorithms and overclocking, I am also a major TV and celeb gossip junkie, which you will notice if you start a conversation with me (or around me) about TV shows. 

Now I have found my dream job in REWS at Google, where we help Googlers perform at their best by providing an amazing and innovative workplace. I'm currently trying to find out who of my new co-workers also watch The Bachelor.

When I'm not dumbing myself down with TV, I like to write. Mostly about my feelings because I have a lot of them, but sometimes also fiction stories because I have a wildly overactive imagination.
Bragging rights
I met and interviewed Jake Gyllenhaal for my 25th birthday. I've been on 10+ cruises. I have the two most adorable nieces and most adorable nephew ever.
  • University Of California Berkeley
    Mass Communications & Psychology, 2003 - 2007
  • Hercules High School
    2001 - 2003
  • Pinole Valley High School
    1999 - 2001
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Communications Specialist
Communications Strategy, Written Communications, Visual Communications, Event Planning and Coordinating, Adobe Photoshop, iMovie, Google Sites, Great Narrator Voice
  • Google
    Real Estate & Workplace Services, 2013 - present
    Internal communications
  • Google
    Communications, 2011 - 2012
    Search PR
  • Bite Communications
    Senior Account Executive, 2008 - 2011
    Clients supported include: Advanced Micro Devices, TiVo, Playfish, PayPal, Moxi HD DVR, EQAL, Sybase
  • Current Lifestyle Marketing
    Intern, 2007 - 2007
    Clients supported include: Hidden Valley Ranch, The Glad Products Company, KC Masterpiece and L’Bel Paris
  • Radio Disney
    Intern, 2006 - 2006
    Event planning, producing PSAs, scheduling commercial spots, compiling recap reports
  • Barnes & Noble
    Barista, 2006 - 2006
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